Published on 30 Nov 2017 Sections

Poppi Worthington inquest – father breaks down in tears

The father of Poppi Worthington broke down in tears during the inquest into her death when he was asked if he had sexually abused her. The 49-year-old who has always denied any wrongdoing refused to answer the question – or more than 250 other questions that were put to him. He has maintained his right not to reply under Coroner’s Inquest rules which protect witnesses from incriminating themselves. His 13-month-old daughter died in December 2012.